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Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread |

A List of Quick Breads


One of my favorite late summer to fall treats to make has to be one of my quick bread recipes.  Quick breads are so easy to make, require no rising time and usually, in most cases, can be mixed by hand.  How easy is that?

Wow, when I went back to my archives, I was quite surprised with all of the quick bread recipes that I have posted. Here are just a few:

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A lot isn’t it?  And they are super nutritious and good for you…doesn’t get much better than that.

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread


So today I thought I would add one more to the collections.  I recently posted my Chocolate Zucchini Bread and we started quite the conversation in the comment section.  

With a little encouragement from some of our readers, I was inspired to create a version of this recipe using bananas instead of zucchini.  Oh my…can I just tell you how wonderful this bread is?  

How about sinking your teeth into a yummy piece of this bread? Mmmmm….so good and super delicious!

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread |


Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread {Paleo, Gluten Free and Grain Free}
Prep time
Cook time
Serves: 1 loaf
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add almond butter, bananas, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon or a hand held mixer until well combined.
  3. Add baking soda and place the vinegar over top of baking soda. It will fizz up. Fold this into the batter. The batter will become lighter in texture.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Grease a regular size loaf pan (see link below) and pour the batter into it.
  6. Top with a small handful of mini chocolate chips and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool and serve. Store in refrigerator.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 16-20 pieces

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25 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread {Paleo, Gluten Free and Grain Free}”

  1. PMac1 says:

    This looks so good!! I’m trying to find a nut free version as well. My son can have the nut free version for his lunch at school and we can have the above recipe at home.
    Thank you!!

  2. Lyn R says:

    Hi and thank you for this delicious looking recipe. My family and I are just beginning our journey with a Paleo/gluten-free lifestyle, so right now feeling a bit overwhelmed, and definitely have lots to learn, but I’ll/we’ll get there! :) 
    I just have a quick question please, will either raw or creamy roasted almond butter work? I have jars of both kinds in my pantry, but just want to make sure before I make this recipe. Thank you! :)

  3. hallecottis says:

    Both of those will work. Enjoy the recipe.

  4. Amy Bowen says:

    This is absolutely delicious!  My whole family loved it!  Do u think i could use this recipe to make pumpkin bread by subbing pureed pumpkin for the bananas?

  5. hallecottis says:

    Amy BowenAbsolutely!  I am actually working on an e-book that that focuses on healthy quick breads that are gluten free and grain free.  Stay tuned, I have many different varieties that you will LOVE! :)

  6. Amy Bowen says:

    hallecottis Amy Bowen 
    Thanks Halle!!  LOVE your recipes, keep em coming! :)

  7. Grace says:

    Can sunflower seed butter be substituted for almond butter 1:1? My kids are highly allergic to peanuts and I am trying to find alternatives…everything seems to use almonds, cashews or some other tree nut (which they also cannot have).  Thanks for the recipes!

  8. Chrissy says:

    I have never felt compelled to post a comment on anything before, but I’ve made this recipe about 8 times so far and love it. My husband loves it.  I shared it with a few GF friends and thier kids and they loved it.  I wanted to add that I have varied the recipe by subbing 1.5 c pureed fruit (e.g., cherries, apples, etc.) + 1/2 c chopped nuts + 1/2 c dried fruit in place of bananas and cholocate chips with excellent results.  Thank you for this recipe!!!

  9. MarthaDavis says:

    It’s so crazy to me that you can make bread without flour. Definitely makes it more expensive, though. This will definitely go in my “to make” pile of recipes to try it out for myself.

  10. Jcross19 says:

    @Grace have your kids ever been tested for an allergy to almonds?? technically almonds are not a nut , they are part of the peach family. I know many people, my sister included, who went their whole lives believing they were allergic to almonds, only to find out that they aren’t.

  11. Tiffany says:

    I was really surprised by this recipe since it has no flour in it. But, it came out great! Though all the chocolate chips sunk to the bottom. Maybe I blended it too much. It tasted really good though! Thank you.

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  12. Melissa says:

    Can I substitute a white or red wine vinegar for the apple cider vinegar? I didn’t realize we had ran out!

  13. Angel says:

    Can the almond butter be replaced with pureed cooked beans?

  14. Jenn says:

    Do you happen to know the nutrition information for this recipe? It’s soo delish!!

  15. Becky Webb says:

    Making this for breakfast. It is in the oven now. Can’t wait!

  16. Jill says:

    I made this yesterday and it is REALLY good. Thank you for the recipe! FYI, I only had 2 eggs so I had to use one flax egg and it turned out fine.

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  18. Cheyenne says:

    This is soooo yummy!!! My 4 y.o. son gobbled it up:) Just recently went gluten free for health reasons and I’m hoping everything tastes this great☺

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  21. Lori Levens says:

    I was wondering if anyone had made muffins from this recipe for the chic chip banana but bread ( gluten free paleo) ?

  22. Cheryl says:

    Made the bread and loved it! Would be great if the ‘Nutrition Facts’ were included here.

  23. Esther says:

    I made this today and had no almond butter on hand so I used 1 C sunflower butter and 1/2 C peanut butter.. I know… not paleo…but it came out amazing!!!! I am sure it would come out just as amazing with all sunflower butter. I have been grain free for almost two years now and this is going to be one of my favorite treats to make!!!!

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